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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Windows EMS in a virtual machine

To use Windows EMS in a virtual machine, you need to use a generation 1 VM, because we need on use the emulated virtual COM Port. In generation 2 virtual machines, there are no COM ports by default. However, we can change this in PowerShell which needs further configuration; we will get into that in a bit.

Assuming you are using a generation 1 VM for Nano Server, the virtual COM port will communicate with the Nano Server VM through a named pipe.

A named pipe is an option that connects the virtual serial port to a Windows named pipe on the host operating system or another computer on the network.

A named pipes is a portion of memory that can be used by one process to pass information to another process, so ...

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